getting serious

Today I embark on a 24-week plan to get faster. But how?

Sure, more intense training might do it. But that requires suffering and chafing and washing my shorts more than once a month.

Better nutrition? Nothing is better than the Medium Chocolate Frosty. I’m covered.

Sleep? I work the 3 p.m. to midnight shift alternating with the 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. shift while Mo works days and the cat apparently never sleeps. So this one cannot be fixed.

What’s left?

I need compression socks!!!

I have read countless testimonials as to the benefits of running in compression socks. It seems easy enough. The problem: I don’t wear socks.

The solution: Racing toenails!!!

They’re lightweight. They’re bold. They make me feel fast. And pretty.

Will Racing Toenails really make me faster? We’ll find out in 24 weeks.

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16 Responses to getting serious

  1. Madiantin says:

    Surely those aren’t your feet. Are those really your feet? They are entirely too pretty to be your feet. I always imagined your feet to be kinda gnarly. What’s around you ankle…if that is your ankle? Do you have a road id anklet?

  2. Madiantin says:

    Furthermore, what’s happening in 24 weeks?

  3. tosuperstar says:

    If you run with painted nails, you must do so barefoot, otherwise they won’t be seen and it won’t help!

  4. Madiantin says:

    You know, I keep clicking “notify me of comments via email” but no-one ever does.

    I’d also like to say that that’s one happy little painted dude in the background. 🙂

  5. Jill says:

    Pink is the magic color, just so you know.

  6. sassafras says:

    24 weeks til the Marshall Marathon . . loopfest WV 2 . . . to good to pass up

    • funny. but nah, i’m thinking the Incarnate Word Academy Marathon across the street. If I’m the only person in the race, surely I can break into the top three in my age group. Mostly just an experiment to see if I can actually get results using a reasonable training plan. Before I lose interest and do something entirely different, of course …

  7. Maggynolia says:

    You sure that’s not one of those house arrest monitoring thingies on your ankle?

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